With increasing numbers of hybrid and electric vehicles on the road requiring repairs and maintenance, workshops are investing in new skills and technology to keep pace with this growth.
Laser Tools offers a range of hybrid / EV safety products, and GS and VDE certified, insulated hand tools. Laser Tools was one of the first tool manufacturers to fully embrace hybrid and electric vehicle technology by providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for workshop high voltage vehicle requirements, covering all aspects of workshop safety, vehicle safety, personal safety, and appropriate VDE tools and equipment.
However, Laser Tools recognises that workshops are busy environments and it can be difficult to find the time to shop for tools, study the latest innovations or even browse through the latest catalogue.
The company now offers a fully-equipped Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Tech Van. This van is manned by hybrid & EV specialist James Staveley, who is there to demonstrate the tools and advise on solving problems.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions the van will only be utilised within Britain, but in the meantime James Staveley is available for consultation via Zoom. He can be contacted at James.Staveley@toolconnection.co.uk.
Staveley commented: “With more and more garage businesses putting their technicians through hybrid and electric vehicle training, the Laser Tools Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Tech Van is a great resource to show how we can support garages and advise on what is required for them to be compliant for Health and Safety as well as showcasing our ever-increasing range of specialist high voltage insulated tools.
“As a business we take the hybrid and electric vehicle market very seriously. We’ve put this van on the road to concentrate specifically on the hybrid / EV market. Plus I’ve been trained on the various requirements and legislation that garage owners will need to follow when working on these vehicles.”
He added: “Another important feature of the van is the ability to offer demonstrations of the tools and safety equipment. The van’s equipped with a test demonstration rig, which comprises an EV battery, electric motor and an ICU inverter — this is beneficial when demonstrating items such as our insulation tester or high voltage tester. It also gives technicians a great opportunity to see what they will experience when working on a hybrid or electric vehicle.
“The company has gained invaluable experience by working with vehicle manufacturers and importers on the requirements for their main dealer service workshops when working on high voltage vehicles. This includes both normal service functions and specialist high voltage work. This experience has allowed Laser Tools to create suitable packages for independent workshops, and to pass on the knowledge they have gained.”
For more information on the Laser Tools range contact Tech ‘n’ Tools on 01 419 1611 or visit www.techntools.ie.